Here comes Adventure Cat!
It’s that time of year again, and I’m proud to announce the launch of the next instalment in the award-winning Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery Series, Adventure Cat. What’s more, after 688 days of various forms of isolation, Adventure Cat will see it’s launching in-person! That’s right. Real people gathered in one place to celebrate this new book. Needless to say we will be practicing all safety protocols, but the time has come for us to begin venturing out again. If you’re in the Portland Area on November 17th, drop by!
The launch, which will consist of a reading; some riveting history of this story; a brilliant Q&A; and a book-signing, will take place at GiftyKitty , Portland’s newest cat-themed gift shop. Gifty Kitty is so new, in fact, that my reading is scheduled for its first opening day. Portland cat people are excited to welcome this eco-friendly & fair-trade cat themed gift shop for human cat lovers. Opening on November 17, 2021, this whimsical store will feature cat-themed hand-made items, books, artwork, ceramics, clothing and fabrics, as well as items for the cats.
The Launch, Where and When:
Where: Gifty Kitty gift shop, 3719 N Mississippi Ave. Portland OR 97227.
When: National Black Cat Day, Wednesday November 17th, 2021
About Adventure Cat, from the back cover:
Five years ago, cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon discovered a gym bag in a warehouse. Inside the bag were a kitten, a cat toy, and ten thousand dollars. Then shots began to fly. Now, half a decade later, Lynley is thrown back with the very people from whom she’d been running.
Adventure cats, those fantastic felines who go boating, hiking, and traveling into the wilds! When Friends of Felines cat shelter starts their own adventure cat group, taking cats for strolls in the quiet parks of Portland, Lynley can’t wait to join up.
Then disaster happens! Dirty Harry slips out of his harness and runs up the Mt. Tabor hillside, leading Lynley on a merry chase. Finally she finds him resting in the arms of an enigmatic stranger named Carry.
Carry lives a solitary life in a bungalow at the top of the hill, surrounded by an amazing red-foliaged garden. Carry has a cat of her own, the very kitten Lynley rescued five years previous and been shot at for the effort! Suddenly Lynley finds herself embroiled in the caper that precipitated that long-ago encounter. She survived the first round, but can her luck continue to hold?
An elfin recluse, a handsome feline archaeologist, a stolen artifact, and one very special cat…
Adventure Cat is available from Amazon in ebook and paperback form beginning November 17, 2021.. Preorders available for the ebook.
But wait, there’s more!
Adventure Cat is actually a sequel to the short Crazy Cat Lady story, Cat’s Cradle. I’ll be reading from both, as well as hosting a raffle for a signed copy of the pair.
About Cat’s Cradle:
Shots fly when Lynley attempts to rescue a kitten from a vacant warehouse.
Cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon knows when a cat is in trouble, so when she hears plaintive mews coming from a gym bag in a vacant warehouse, she runs to the rescue. Lynley isn’t the only one after that bag, however. As shots fly, Lynley and Kitten run for their lives in this Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery short story.
So get vaccinated, get boosters, wash your hands, grab your cat-print face mask, and join me for National Black Cat Day (US) at the new Gifty Kitty for an evening to remember.